Cohen to present seminar on residual stress distributions in machined surfaces

Published: Apr 22, 2008 8:20:18 AM
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Paul H. Cohen, professor and department head of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University, will discuss residual stress distributions in machined surfaces on Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in Shelby Center 3210.

Cohen's seminar will include research results which shed new light on the nature of residual stresses in machined surfaces. These results are significant to achieving product quality and are potentially critical to nano-scale physical machining of components for future products.

Cohen's work has focused on the modeling of plastic deformation processes, development of new tooling materials and tribology. His more recent research has examined properties and processes at the nano-scale. He has served in leadership roles in industry-based university research centers, published more than 100 papers and served in editorial positions for leading journals. He has won numerous awards from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education and National Science Foundation.

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